Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Our Trace Ahead In Battle Of Trafalgar

I see Margate's very own Lady of the Soiled Bedsheet, Tracey Eminem, is odds on favourite to win the competition to design a sculpture for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.

And rather than knitting a lifesize model of President de Gaulle out of her own underarm hair, which is the kind of thing one might expect given her past form, she's actually come up with a charming group of meerkats to fill the empty plinth. Good on yer, Trace!

Click here to see all six shortlisted designs

Update: Vote for Tracey by emailing fourthplinth@london.gov.uk

9 comments:

Linda said...

I saw the item on South East Today tonight, and thought for once that she had done a normal design. One thing though, the meerkats should be larger so they can be viewed easily.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the meerkats heads will swivel and their eyes will be fitted with CCTV making them practical as well. Congratulations Tracey!

Lucy Mail said...

Quite liked Antony Gormley's idea, myself. With the small refinements that clients should be chosen by the courts and should remain there for at least a couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Would we be able to pelt them with rotten tomatoes like the old stocks?

Millicent said...

Personally I rather liked the stainless steel mirrors idea which would turn Nelson's Column on its head!

Anonymous said...

Why not just put a lion on it to match the rest!

Anonymous said...

How about a giant shell lady like the one they are going to put in Margate Old Town? Or would that be too naff?

Mitch said...

What about going for a bronze over size statue of either Geoffrey Archer or Jonathan Aitken...mmm!

Anonymous said...

How about sticking a giant bronze of Nelson's other column there?